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Husband plants thousands of pink flowers outside home for his blind wife to smell

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A man has spent two years creating a carpet of flowers for his blind wife to smell and it's attracting thousands of visitors to their home.

For over 30 years Mr and Mrs Kuroki, a farming couple in the Shintomi town of Japan, worked and lived on their dairy farm.

They woke up early to herd 60 cows every day, raised their two children and dreamt of travelling the country when they retire, Rocket News 24 reports.

But when Mrs Kuroki suddenly lost her eyesight due to a complication from diabetes, she was left devastated and reclusive in their home. 

In an effort to cheer her up, Mr Kuroki wanted to find a way to encourage more people visit them.

He stumbled upon a pink shibazakura flower in their garden and it occurred to him that you don't only need to see flowers to experience them - they even smell beautiful. 

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He spent two years preparing the land and planting seeds.

Now, more than a decade later, the home has attracts visitors from surrounding towns. In spring, they have a footfall of about 7,000 people a day.

Husband spends two years planting thousands of flowers for his blind wife to smell

And Mrs Kuroki is often spotted walking around the land with a beaming smile.

靖子さん!!! 人の輪の中心にいるのが、なんと靖子さん。 花見客のみなさんと楽しそうに談笑していて本当に楽しそうにしている(^^)花見客が「こんなに大事にされて幸せですね」というと靖子さんが「一緒に苦労したから、ようして...

Posted by Yoshiyuki Matsumoto on Sunday, April 20, 2014

Take a tour around their glorious garden below and visit their website if you're planning a trip to Japan this year.

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